The Táin - Wolfhound

Louis le Brocquy (1916 – 2012)

  • Artist
    Louis le Brocquy
  • Title
    The Táin - Wolfhound
  • Date
    1969
  • Dimensions
    54 × 38cm
  • Medium
    Lithograph on swiftbrook paper
  • Collection
    Niland Collection
  • Provenance
    Edition of 70 proofs Purchased in 1970
Description

The original Táin published by Dolmen Press in 1969 was applauded as being the great Irish livre d’artiste of the twentieth century comprises 123 illustrations. The same year, the artist produced The Táin portfolios (1969) consisting of three sets of twelve black and white lithographic brush drawings selected from the Táin and grouped by theme. In total, 36 sheets plus five ‘Individual Subjects’ and four chromo-lithographic ‘Epic Shields’ separate.

The Táin portfolios consist of limited editions of 70 proofs each sheet individually signed, dated and numbered by the artist including portfolio numbers (I, II, & III).

Printed by Frank O’Reilly, Dublin, on Swiftbrook paper, each 54 × 38 (38 × 54) cm. Large folios, unbound with title pages and black interleaves. Boxed by Museum Bookbinders, Dublin, black boards stamped in white in a design by the artist.

The Niland house in its collection 15 lithographs out of the 45 that make up The Táin portfolios.

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  1. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Old Kitty
  2. Maurice MacGonigal, PRHA (1900 - 1979) - The Gathering
  3. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)-A Western Town, Night
  4. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - Landscape with Woman and Children
  5. Norah McGuinness - Tide Receding, Dublin Bay
  6. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- A Sunday Morning in Sligo
  7. Nick Miller - John McGahern
  8. John B. Yeats (1839-1922) - Portrait of Douglas Hyde
  9. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Sean Milroy
  10. George William Russell (AE) (1867-1935)- Landscape with Picnic Scene
  11. Constance Gore-Booth (1868 - 1927) - Untitled (Holloway Jail)
  12. Louis le Brocquy - Hell Fire Club from Tibradden
  13. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- Shruna Meala, Rosses Point
  14. Henri Fantin-Latour (1836-1904) - Wood Nymph
  15. Sean Keating (1889-1977)- Head of a Boy
  16. Estella Solomons - Portrait of Jack B. Yeats
  17. Nick Miller - Portrait of Barrie Cooke
  18. Sean Keating PRHA (1889 - 1979) - Self Portrait
  19. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Sea and the Lighthouse
  20. Jack B. Yeats - Crest of the Hill
  21. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Funeral of Harry Boland
  22. George William Russell(AE) (1867-1935) - The Sower
  23. Jack B. Yeats (1871-1957)- The Metal Man
  24. Estella Solomons - Portrait of a Woman